While sticking to a skincare routine and maintaining a healthy diet are the main secrets to keeping your youthful glow in your 30s, simply switching up how you normally apply your makeup, or in this case, your blush, is another key to looking your best. Start with these minor tweaks below: 


1. Welcome liquid blushes or cheek tints into your kikay kit…

Losing moisture in your skin is a natural part of aging, and powder blushes tend to highlight dryness as it settles into pores and fine lines. Use hydrating liquid formulas that melt, blend well with the skin for a seamless, natural-looking flush. 

FN Tip: If you often end up with a patchy blush (especially when using tints that dry up way too fast!) apply the product at the back of your hand, instead of directly applying it to your face. From there, slowly pat and build up the blush on your cheeks.

TRY: Colourette Cosmetics Colourtint, P249, Lazada

2. …But if you still prefer using powder, try blushes that double as a highlighter.

These illuminating blushes create a healthy glow, instead of leaving a flat, matte color on the cheeks! 

TRY: Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Blush, available at Sephora PH 


3. Embrace a peach blush...

When swept on the cheeks, this cheery hue naturally bestows a warm but skin-brightening flush. 

4. ...and sweep it on your lids, too!

Peach eyes, lips, and cheeks are popular in the K-beauty world for good reason: the sweet shade easily creates a youthful look. 

5. Apply your blush higher.

Think of this as an instant face lift. Korean celebrity makeup artist Chosungah once shared on Pop Sugar that as you age, the apples of your cheeks drop lower from the center of the face. So instead of normally applying your blush on them, sweep it a little above your cheeks to create a more “lifted” appearance.

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